A scenic 144 acres situated in the Petaluma Gap hills; this vineyard is the passion of Winemaker Warner Henderson. In 1995, Michael Karah started the winery with the intention of continually perfecting the grapes and holding quality in the highest regard. With their commitment to the wine making process, and to the people who love a well-aged wine, the vineyard has created a product that Windy Hill is proud to release to the community.
Although a new winery, Windy Hill's origins provide for a grand story. Seated on the crown of the hill above Highway 101 in Sonoma County, the vineyard enjoys a panoramic view of the surrounding county. This small vineyard was started in the hope of creating a pristine Pinot noir wine.
Windy Hill Winery produces estate wines from their hillside property, working diligently to create a magical elixir from the Pinot noir grape. The steady breeze from the Sonoma Coast provides ideal conditions for the growth of Pinot noir of the highest quality.
Built upon land used by the famous environmental artists Christo and Jeane-Claude to create their Running Fence piece in 1976, the winery is rich in history and folklore. So come up the hill and taste fine wine while listening to tales of whale bones and artists.